Geoscience Congressional and District Visits Days

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Are you interested in sharing the value of geoscience with federal lawmakers to help inform public policy decisions? Read more about the Geoscience Congressional Visits Day (Geo-CVD) and Geoscience District Visits Days (Geo-DVD).

Geo-CVD is a two-day event in Washington D.C. during which members of the geoscience community join together to raise visibility and support for the geosciences on Capitol Hill. The American Geosciences Institute, in collaboration with many other science societies, provides an in-depth training webinar and workshop to help you prepare. Experienced policy staff from the organizing societies will arrange your meetings and accompany participants during their congresional office visits.

You can also visit your representative's local district office at home for Geo-DVD or at any time throughout the year, and feel free to use our resources as a guide. (See our Communicating with Congress page for more information.)

Congressional Visits Days

GEO-CVD 2016 participants meeting with Senator Cory Gardner from Colorado. (from left) Senator Cory Gardner(R-Colo.); Sparkle Malone of the U.S. Forest Service; Dave Ellerbroek of AECOM; Kendra Johnson and Rob Anthony (Image credit: AGI)

AGI, in collaboration with other science societies, invites members of the geoscience community from across the nation to come to Washington D.C. for the annual Geoscience Congressional Visits Day (Geo-CVD).

Geo-CVD is a great opportunity to gain exposure to the legislative process, and provide federal lawmakers with valuable information to inform policy decisions. A constructive discussion about the importance and value of geoscience research, engineering, and education is the most effective way for citizens to impact public policy.

Geo-CVD is coordinated by a consortium of geoscience societies through which members can apply to participate, including the American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Geological Society of America, and Seismological Society of America.

District Visits Days

The Washington State Capitol Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington.

Meet with your representative while they are at home in your district during the Geoscience District Visits Days (Geo-DVD), or make an appointment with their district office staff at any time throughout the year!

You can arrange a meeting on your own by finding your representative's contact information through their website. If you have questions or need further assistance, you can contact AGI or any of the other organizing societies which you are affiliated with to ask for help with scheduling and preparing for your meetings.

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